|The Story||The local Wise County Republicans, wishing to stay "rural", voted 30-0 to oppose a request of Rep. Phil King to place Wise County in a metroplex Congressional District.|
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also voted to communicate to other members by CB radio, proclaimed the
Internet to be a "passing fad", and tabled a discussion of
whether the automobile is "over-rated".
|The Story||County Commissioners voted to cut by $20,000 the amount of funds normally provided to the Juvenile Probation Department after learning the Department's employees were receiving 5% pay increases through other sources of income.|
give the Commissioners this much - most governmental entities pretend
the public has no idea what some county/state employees are earning but
this group will make it front page news if they think something is out
Messenger is flooded with ads, editorials and Letters to the Editor
debating the merits of the upcoming Decatur ISD bond election.
|The Spin||And we also saw that Charles Wilhite has a good fall garden.
$32.8 million school bond election picked up important support Tuesday
from the Decatur Economic Development Corporation". Thursday's
Messenger, p. 12A.
|The Spin||People were on pens and needles at Matties waiting for the announcement to come down.
Bridgeport School Board entertained several fund raising projects. "The
project that drew attention was a plan to place [Decatur] Eagle signs
in Bridgeport yards. Funds will be raised when loyal Bull fans pay the
Bridgeport athletic boosters to remove the signs." Messenger's Thursday edition, p. 9A.
Methodists immediately jumped on the fund raising idea by proposing
that similar signs be placed in church member's yards that read "Only
Southern Baptists Will Go to Heaven."
|The Story||A Starbucks like coffee shop named "Java City" opened at Northwest High School.
the Robin Hood plan taking all of our money, we had to come up with an
alternative income source," said one ficticious school spokeman. "These
kids were raised on cappuccinos so this was a no-brainer. Heck, I asked
one of 'em the other day if she wanted Sanka, and she looked and asked
if that was anything like a Toffee Nut Latte."